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The Stars are Bashful

From the beginning of time man has looked to the stars.

Originally Posted Sept 8 2008

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“You have got to believe me, you have got to, you don’t understand what is at stake here.” 631 more words


Lagoon's Deleted Scene

There’s little point to reading this without first reading my review of Lagoon, and indeed, preferably the novel as well. When you’ve done that, come back and we’ll talk. 563 more words


Little Fuzzy by Henry Beam Piper

Published: 1962

Genre: first contact science fiction

Length: 142 pages

Setting: far future, an Earth colony called Zarathustra

Interest: John Scalzi wrote a novel in the… 199 more words

Book Review

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Three strangers, isolated by their own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the world famous rapper. Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, they’re more alone than they’ve ever been before. 693 more words


Juniper Time - Kate Wilhelm (1980)

Juniper Time by Kate Wilhelm
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

‘The technological dream is over…

Man reached for the stars – and failed to keep the Earth in his grasp. 356 more words


Recommendation: Contact, by Carl Sagan

It is December 1999, the dawn of the millennium. A team of international scientists is poised for the most fantastic adventure in human history. After years of scanning the galaxy for signs of somebody or something else, this team believes they’ve found a message from an intelligent source–and they travel deep into space to meet it.  259 more words

Science Fiction

Jem - Frederik Pohl (1979)

Jem by Frederik Pohl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

‘The discovery of another habitable world might spell salvation to the three bitterly compelling power blocs of the resource-starved 21st century; but when their representatives arrive on Jem, with its multiple intelligent species, they discover instead the perfect situation into which to export their rivalries. 341 more words